Horse Racing

World billiard season expands internationally

World Pool, the largest combined horse racing tournament created and powered by the Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC), will expand to 25 competition venues by 2023, with several new additions. Lightning S Day in Australia (February 18), The Saudi Cup (February 25) and Irish Derby Day (July 2).

Temporary world billiard events will be held on the following dates in 2023:

  • 28: Reunion Day – Kenilworth Racecourse, South Africa
  • 18: Black Caviar Lightning Race Day – Flemington Racecourse, Australia
  • 25: Saudi Cup – King Abdulaziz Racecourse in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • 4: Super Saturday – Meydan Racecourse, Dubai
  • 25: Dubai World Cup – Meydan Racecourse, Dubai
  • May 20: Lockinge S. Day – Newbury Racecourse, UK
  • July 2: Irish Derby Day – Curragh, Ireland
  • July 2: Deutsches Derby Day – Hamburg-Horn, Germany

The World Pool Moment of the Year has been extended to all global World Pool meetings and will reward permanent employees with a prize pool of over HK$1 million (approximately £103,000). UK), as well as a VIP trip to Hong Kong, thanks to additional funding from HKJC, UK Tote Group, Racecourse Media Group (RMG) and Ascot Racecourse. For more information, please visit World Pool site for more.

Michael Fitzsimons, Managing Director of Betting Products at Hong Kong Jockey Club, said: “We are extremely pleased with the results from the 21 World Pool meetings in 2022 and are delighted to extend the deadline. that supply period to 25 days this year.

“Having Australia and Saudi Arabia on the schedule list of the 2023 World Pool meetings is another important step in the globalization of World Billiards, while adding some The high-level meeting of Britain and Ireland on the agenda is another exciting step forward.

“Adding to our expanding list of World Pool meetings are Moment of the Day and Moment of the Year initiatives, which will reward steady employees who win from all All countries host World Billiards races.

“Last year’s launch of the competition in the UK and Ireland received a positive response from fitness yards across the region and we look forward to extending that to our World Pool days. we are in South Africa, Australia, Saudi Arabia and Dubai.”

Alex Frost, CEO of Tote Group UK, said: “We are looking forward to another World Pool season which is now expanding its reach across eight countries worldwide. For the UK and Ireland, it’s been a pleasure to see new additions to the schedule this year, with two races from Newbury’s Lockinge Day being added, along with the Ireland Derby Day, bringing the World Pool events was held in the United Kingdom and Ireland for a total of 18.

“The ambition of a global betting platform has been realized with over 20 group betting operators now part of World Pool. Last year alone, the UK and Ireland saw record sales of £521 million in 17 World Pool events, showcasing the best of our race to a global audience, ensure an improved value proposition for our own staking clients and create a more sustainable funding mechanism for future riding, with additional income for our racecourse partners.

“We continue to thank our partners Hong Kong Jockey Club and in partnership with RMG and Ascot we are delighted to see Moment of the Day and Moment of the Year now open. wide to include all the countries hosting the world billiards races.”


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